Peyo, creator of The Smurfs. Image: IMPS

Creator Spotlight: Peyo, Gifted Creator of The Smurfs

Pierre Culliford (known as Peyo) was born in Brussels in 1928. He was forced to work for a living from the age of 15, first as a projectionist in a cinema, followed by a stint in a cartoon studio. When the studio closed down, Peyo decided to move in the direction of comic strips, initially drawingContinue reading Creator Spotlight: Peyo, Gifted Creator of The Smurfs

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Creating Comics: Awesome Comics Podcast interviews Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti

This week the Awesome Comics Podcast team are joined by the founder and publisher of Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti, to talk about his journey in comics and what the publisher are trying to achieve in the modern publishing world. Founded in 2006, Alterna Comics titles are distributed worldwide in print and digital formats and inContinue reading Creating Comics: Awesome Comics Podcast interviews Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 44 - Graphic Medicine

Lakes Festival Podcast gets a dose of Graphic Medicine with Ian Williams

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast goes all graphic medicine  for their latest episode, chatting with ace comics creator Ian Williams. Ian created the Graphic Medicine website and following on from that has created two graphic novels, The Bad Doctor and the upcoming  The Lady Doctor, due for release next month from Myriad Editions. The Lady Doctor focuses onContinue reading Lakes Festival Podcast gets a dose of Graphic Medicine with Ian Williams

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Second Illustrator’s Survey seeks to snapshot UK illustration industry

The second annual Illustrator’s Survey is live, backed this year by Hire an Illustrator. The survey is the brainchild of artist Ben O’Brien – and anyone who worked in commercial illustration in 2018 is being asked to please fill in the survey, and spread the word. “Last year I launched the first Illustrator’s Survey,” says BenContinue reading Second Illustrator’s Survey seeks to snapshot UK illustration industry